The geological conditions in the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory include both fractured and undisturbed areas of rock and offer ideal conditions for a wide range of experiments. Today, the focus is on the performance and safety of the engineered and geological barriers of a deep repository. Projects at the Laboratory are investigating disposal concepts on a 1:1 scale. A controlled zone allows radionuclides to be used to test models of the transport of radioactive substances in the rock.
The current programme consists of a total of 30 different experiments, many of which are long-term projects extending over several research phases. The project partners hold regular meetings to discuss results and to consider the initiation and financing of new experiments.
Detailed information on the experiments: www.mont-terri.ch
Legend: The tunnels of the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory.
The abbreviations indicate a selection of test locations.